I have been gluten free for 4 months now. I originally went gluten free because the doctor suggested it as a method to reduce migraines. It worked – so I have decided to stick with it.
1. I have not lost a pound – I didn’t do this to lose weight, but everyone told me, “You’re going to lose so much weight when you stop eating everything with gluten.” I wondered if that would be true since my favorite splurges are all full of gluten. Goodbye boxes of Girl Scout Cookies, soft pretzels, and decadent desserts. Truth is: you can find just as much bad for you stuff to eat that is gluten free. (Hello, cheese by the pound!) I just need to eat better all around.
2. Sometimes I forget – Like after Valentines day there was a heart shaped box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates 50% off. I love those bad boys, hazelnut and chocolate together equals heaven. I totally grabbed up the box intending to give myself a little Valentine’s Day treat. I bought them, made it all the way home, and it wasn’t until the next day when I was about to eat them that it dawned on me… they aren’t gluten free. So sad.
3. I won’t let being GF embarrass me – At first I felt high maintenance asking gluten free questions, but now it is becoming old hat. I once took off and chased a waitress across a restaurant just to make sure I remembered to request gluten free pizza crust (see number 2).
4. I cannot eat just one serving of Nut Thins – They are the only gluten free crackers at my grocery store and I am no longer allowed to buy them because apparently I think the serving size is one full box.
5. I also believe an Udi’s pizza is a single serving – (similar issue as above) I am addicted to their Margherita pizza and I know it says it is two servings, but it is not. It is too good and I like food too much. However, unlike the crackers, which I am not allowed near, I still buy Udi’s pizza and just use it as my once a week fun meal, usually on a Friday or Saturday night.
6. Sometimes eating out still SUCKS – When I see my friends happily looking over the full menu and I am struggling to find one meal I can eat it blows.
7. Occasionally I get jealous – My mom is making her famous Humming Bird Cake/Cupcakes for my best friend’s bridal shower this weekend. I won’t be able to eat any. Watching them bite into those babies I will instantly be hit with a wave of jealousy and think why me – why do I have to be gluten free? Why can’t I eat cupcakes too? Then I will remember the migraine I am avoiding and it will become a little bit easier. Just a little.
What food confessions do you have?
Is there any foods you won’t allow yourself to buy because you can’t stop eating them until the entire box is gone?